Heading to North County San Diego for a week with family and friends so of course turning to chowhounds for the best recs. We are staying between Encinitas and Carlsbad (Leucadia?) and plan to pretty much hang up that way. We've been to San Diego proper lots of times and love the food but thought we would try something different. Mainly just hanging at the beaches, eating, doing a little sightseeing, eating, walking, eating some more... My perfect trip.
Any can't misses welcome. Definately need to eat Mexican as Seattle is deficient in this area. Also sushi (though the place needs to have some rolls to please our friends). Seafood? Fish tacos? Pizza? Donuts? Ice cream/shave ice/anything cold? Great drinks? Funky, very SoCal places? Good coffee? Honestly we just like good food.
We are four adults and one seven year old. The seven year old can be taken anyplace though i'm not planning on super fancy meals. Don't need "kid friendly" as in crappy food but they don't glare at children. We will be spending a day at Lego Land and maybe a day at the Safari Park (in which case I really want to try the Snowball shaved ice place). Also we will hit the Leucadia Farmers Market as I love me some farmers. Uh, produce and juices.
Thanks for suggestions!